WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE SCRIPTURES: We believe in the inspiration, inerrancy, authenticity, authority, and sufficiency of the Bible.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
THE ONE TRUE GOD: We believe that there is only one living and true God and that he has existed eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Triune God is the Creator and sustainer of all things, and is worthy of all worship, obedience and glory.
(Ex. 20:2-3; 1 Cor. 8:6; 1 John 5:7)
JESUS CHRIST: We believe in the absolute deity of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ; that he was divine as no other man can be, being very God of very God, existing from all eternity, co-equal with the Father and the Spirit. He was miraculously begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin to live a sinless life and die on behalf of sinners.
(Gen. 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-4)
THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with the Father and Son and of the same substance and nature; that he convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, bears witness to the truth, is the agent of the new birth, and that he regenerates, seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, and indwells every true child of God.
(2 Cor. 13:14; John 14:16-17; 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5-6; Eph. 1:13-14)
DEPRAVITY: We believe that man is born a sinner in need of salvation offered via the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 5:10-19)
SATAN: We believe that Satan is real and that he is the unholy god of this age but already defeated by the victorious resurrection of Christ.
(Matt. 4:1-3; 2 Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10)
BIBLICAL CREATION: We believe that God created all that is by the direct, sovereign act of his will in six days.
(Gen. 1:1-2:25; Col. 1:16-17; John 1:3)
SALVATION: We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, entirely apart from any good works on man’s part.
(Acts 16:31; 15:11; Rom. 3:24-25; John 3:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Heb. 2:14; Titus 3:5-7)
THE CHURCH: We believe that God instituted the church with Christ as its head for the propagation of the gospel and the building up of believers. We believe in two ordinances for church practice—baptism and the Lord’s supper.
(Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; Acts 1:8; 2:1-13, 41-47; 15:14; Rom. 16:26; 1 Cor. 12:12-28; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23-33; 1 Thes. 4:13-18)
THE COMING KINGDOM: We believe that Jesus Christ will return bodily for his bride, the church, and will personally rule on earth for 1,000 years, followed by a final judgment on all unbelievers.
(1 Thes. 4:13-18; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 19:11-21)
TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE: We believe that followers of Christ are to live out their lives in a manner that is worthy of the gospel so that God is glorified in their worship and witness.
(Rom. 11:36; 16:27; 1 Cor. 8:6; Col. 1:16; Eph. 3:21; Phil. 4:20; 1 Tim. 1:17; 2 Pet. 3:18; Jude 25; Rev. 5:13)